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Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks at the inauguration ceremony of the Afghan National Agriculture Science and Technology University accompanied by Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid, in Kandahar province south of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks at the inauguration ceremony of the Afghan National Agriculture Science and Technology University accompanied by Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid, in Kandahar province south of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.
(Allauddin Khan/AP)

Are we prepared to abandon Afghanistan's women after 13 years trying to empower them?

In 10 days, before the stroke of midnight on Feb. 24, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai must decide his legacy for Afghanistan’s women, on whether or not he will sign more than 15 million of his countrywomen and girls into legislated slavery. The international community needs a gut check if they will allow him to do it on their dime, using their name.